Warm Springs Extension Environmental Review


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Federal Transit Administration Issues Record of Decision for Warm Springs Extension Project

The Record of Decision (ROD) for the Warm Springs Extension Project is now available. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has determined that the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) have been satisfied for the project. The ROD represents the basis for the FTA's decision.

The project and alternatives were evaluated in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and 4(f)/6(f) Evaluation issued by BART and the FTA in June 2006. The FEIS examines the benefits and the potential environmental impacts of the preferred alternative, the 5.4-mile extension of BART to the Warm Springs district of Fremont, with an optional station at Irvington. Areas of potential impacts include: transportation; geology and soils; hazards and hazardous materials; hydrology; wetlands; biological resources; land use; parks and recreation; population, economics and housing; aesthetics; cultural resources; noise and vibration; air quality; energy; utilities and public services; safety and security. A summary of the mitigation measures for potentially significant impacts is attached to the ROD. The ROD concludes that all reasonable steps have been taken to minimize adverse environmental effects.

Copies of the ROD and all documents referenced in the ROD are available for public review at BART's Administrative Offices, located at 300 Lakeside Drive, 21st Floor, Oakland, California, 94612. The document is also available at the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration Region IX, 201 Mission Street, Suite 1650, San Francisco, California, 94105. Download a copy of the Record of Decision, the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan or the Memorandum of Agreement.

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BART Releases Final Environmental Impact Statement for Warm Springs Extension Project

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), as federal lead agency, and BART have released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Warm Springs Extension. The FEIS was undertaken to qualify the project for federal funding. To become eligible for such funds, the project must complete an environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FTA and BART considered and incorporated the results of previous studies into the FEIS, including the 1992 BART Warm Springs Extension Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and the 2003 Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (EIR). In addition, the FEIS complies with other environmental requirements that apply only to federal actions and not to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) analysis previously conducted. These requirements include:

  • Executive Orders on Environmental Stewardship, Transportation Infrastructure, Environmental Justice, Floodplain Management, and Protection of Wetlands
  • Federal Department of Transportation Act (Section 4(f))
  • Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (Section 6(f))
  • National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106)
The FEIS is available at the Fremont Main Library and the Metropolitan Transportation/Association of Bay Area Governments (MTC/ABAG) Library. The FEIS is also available for public review at the BART Transit System Development Office, 300 Lakeside Drive, 21st Floor, Oakland, California, 94612.

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Warm Springs Extension Final Environmental Impact Statement

To view the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Warm Springs Extension project, select from the files below. Some file sizes are large and may take a few moments to download.

Volume 1 (Part 1)

Executive Summary
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Purpose and Need
Chapter 3 Alternatives Considered
Chapter 4 Environmental Analysis

Section 4.1 Introduction to Environmental Analysis
Section 4.2 Transportation
Section 4.3 Soils, Geology, and Seismicity
Section 4.4 Hazards and Hazardous Materials
Section 4.5 Hydrology
Section 4.5 Wetlands

    Volume 1 (Part 2)

    Chapter 4 Environmental Analysis

    Section 4.7 Biological Resources
    Section 4.8 Land Use and Planning
    Section 4.9 Parks and Recreation
    Section 4.10 Population, Economics, and Housing
    Section 4.11 Aesthetics
    Section 4.12 Cultural Resources
    Section 4.13 Noise and Vibration
    Section 4.14 Air Quality
    Section 4.15 Energy
    Section 4.16 Utilities and Public Service
    Section 4.17 Safety and Security
    Section 4.18 Environmental Justice

      Volume 1 (Part 3) 

      Chapter 5 Other NEPA Considerations
      Chapter 6 Section 4(f)/Section 6(f) Evaluation
      Chapter 7 Financial Considerations
      Chapter 8 Agency and Community Participation
      Chapter 9 Agencies, Organizations, and Individuals Receiving Copies of the Final EIS
      Chapter 10 References
      Chapter 11 List of Preparers
      Appendix A Notice of Intent
      Appendix B 2003 Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan
      Appendix C Biological Resources Information

      Appendix C-1 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Species Lists for the Proposed Project Area
      Appendix C-2 California Natural Diversity Database Search for the Niles, Milpitas, Mountain View, Newark, Hayward, Dublin, Livermore, La Costa Valley, and Calaveras Reservoir 7.5-Minute USGS Topographic Quadrangles
      Appendix C-3 Results of Surveys Conducted for Special-Status Birds and Nesting Raptors
      Appendix C-4 Results of Special-Status Plant Surveys
      Appendix C-5 Results of California Red-Legged Frog Surveys
      Appendix C-6 Results of Burrowing Owl Survey
      Appendix C-7 Tables Listing Special-Status Species with Potential to Occur in the Proposed Project Corridor

        Appendix D Floodplain Finding Report
        Appendix E Cultural Resources Information

          Appendix E-1 Consultation and Coordination with California Department of Parks and Recreation, Office of Historic Preservation
          Appendix E-2 Draft Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)

          Appendix F Section 4(f)/6(f) Consultation
          Tables
          Figures

          Volume 2 (Part 1)

          Chapter 1 Introduction
          Chapter 2 Comments on the Draft EIS and Responses

          Section 2.1 List of Comments Received
          Section 2.2 Comment Letters and Responses

          Response to Comment Letters 1-9

          Volume 2 (Part 2)

          Chapter 2 Comments on the Draft EIS and Responses Section 2.1 List of Comments Received

          Section 2.2 Comment Letters and Responses

          Response to Comment Letters 10-19

          Volume 2 (Part 3)

          Chapter 2 Comments on the Draft EIS and Responses

          Section 2.2 Comment Letters and Responses

          Response to Comment Letters 20-21

          Volume 2 (Part 4)

          Chapter 2 Comments on the Draft EIS and Responses

          Section 2.2 Comment Letters and Responses

          Response to Comment Letters 22-36

          Volume 2 (Part 5)

          Chapter 2 Comments on the Draft EIS and Responses

          Section 2.2 Comment Letters and Responses

          Response to Comment Letters 37-41
          Response to Public Hearing Transcript (Document 42)

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          Supplemental Environmental Impact Report

          Draft SEIR

               Title Page & Table of Contents, List of Tables & List of Figures 

               Executive Summary

               Chapter 1 Introduction

               Chapter 2 Project Description

               Chapter 3 Environmental Setting, Impacts & Mitigations Measures

                    Section 3.0 to 3.4

                    Section 3.5

                    Section 3.6

                    Section 3.7

                    Section 3.8

                    Section 3.9

                    Section 3.10

                    Section 3.11 to 3.12

               Chapter 4 Growth-Inducing Impacts

               Chapter 5 Alternatives Analysis

               Chapter 6 Other CEQA Considerations

               Chapter 7 Report Preparation

               Acronyms & Abbreviations

               Appendicies

                    Table of Contents

          Appendix A - APP A - Notice of Preparation of DSEIR.pdfAppendix I - APP I - Burrowing Owl Survey Report.pdf
          Appendix B - APP B - Excerpts from 1992 WSX MMP.pdfAppendix J - APP J - Table A Special Status Wildlife Species.pdf
          Appendix C - APP C - Geotech Impact Report.pdfAppendix K - APP K - Report on Wetlands & Other Aquatic Habitats.pdf
          Appendix D - APP D - US Dept of Interior Species List.pdfAppendix L - APP L - Table C-1 Corridor Potential Displacement.pdf
          Appendix E - APP E - List of Elements & Status by Scientific Name.pdfAppendix M - APP M - Draft Inventroy & Eval Report of Cultural Resources.pdf
          Appendix F - APP F - Special Status Wildlife Bird Survey Report.pdfAppendix N - APP N - SEIR Draft Technical Report Transportation.pdf
          Appendix G - APP G - Special Status Plant Survey Report.pdfAppendix O - APP O - Noise & Vibration Impact Asses.pdf
          Appendix H - APP H - Results of CA Red Legged Frog Site Assessment.pdf

          Appendix P - APP P - Air Quality Tech Info.pdf

           

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          Final SEIR

          Cover & Table of Contents

          Section 1

               Project Overview

               Project Desciption

               Project Alternatives

               Purpose of the FSEIR

               Fomat of the Response to Comments Volume

          Section 2

               Part 1

                    List of Comments Received

                    Comment Letters and Responses 1 through 11

               Part 2

                    Comment Letters and Responses 12 through 25

               Part 3

                    Comment Letters and Responses 26 through 32

          Section 3

               Revisions to the DSEIR

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          Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report Addenda

               Photovoltaic Panels

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          National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Schedule

          • April 6, 2004 – Notice of Intent Published
          • April 28, 2004 – Scoping Meeting Held
          • May 17, 2004 – Scoping Comment Period Ended
          • March 11, 2005 – Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) Published
          • March 11-April 25, 2005 – 45-Day DEIS Review Period
          • April 25, 2005 – DEIS Review Period Ends
          • June 2006 – Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) Published
          • October 24, 2006 – Record of Decision Issued

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            Warm Springs Extension Environmental Impact Statement Notice of Intent Published

            The Notice of Intent for the proposed Warm Springs Extension Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is available. Environmental issues analyzed in the EIS include, but are not limited to: transportation and traffic impacts; the use of parkland, including Fremont Central Park; biological resources and sensitive species; land use, including consistency of proposed stations with local plans and policies; potential impacts to historic and cultural resources; noise and vibration impacts on homes and other sensitive receptors near the tracks.

            View the EIS.

             

            For more information on the project go to the Warm Springs Extension Project Overview.

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            Last Updated: August 7, 2014